by Pádraig Ó Méalóid [Previous installments of this piece: Part 1, part 2] Originally, when I set out to look into the various allegations about Alan Moore and Robert Mayer’s Superfolks, I thought it was going to be a comparatively straightforward piece to write. Just read the book, find out what people had said, and […]
For over four years Karl Kerschl has been writing and drawing his award-winning The Abominable Charles Christopher, releasing a new strip every Wednesday. I spoke to him about singlehandedly writing, drawing, printing, and distributing his weekly webcomic and got teasers about upcoming projects. Warning: there are spoilers of Charles in the interview. You can read the entire story for free on the Abominable site.
Harboring a fierce desire to learn cartooning, in 2008 Chris Northrop moved to Los Angeles. At a Starbucks one day, he was observed sketching by Sean Murphy, artist on Hellblazer and creator of PunkRockJeezus. They struck up a conversation and Murphy came to mentor Chris. In Comics and Animation, this is on par with being discovered at the […]
By Matt O’Keefe Nate Cosby rose through the ranks at Marvel to become editor of such critically acclaimed all-ages titles Franklin Richards: Son of a Genius, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, and Thor The Mighty Avenger. In 2010 he went freelance, leaving Marvel and writing for publishers like Archaia, Image, and Dark Horse. I talked […]
by Mike Scigliano After having given some heavy insight into what exactly it takes to produce a well run comicon it’s time to show you exactly what all of that hard work you put in will get you. By the time the early afternoon comes we’re building the show. We’ll give you a some shots […]
By Matt O’Keefe Jim Zubkavich has been creating comics since he began self-publishing Makeshift Miracle in 2001, but he really broke onto the scene in 2010 with Skullkickers, an ongoing series from Image Comics which Zub describes as a buddy cop film slammed into Conan the Barbarian. In addition to his jobs as Project Manager […]
In 1977 Dial Press of New York published Robert Mayer’s first novel, Superfolks. It was, amongst other things, a story of a middle-aged man coming to terms with his life, an enormous collection of 1970s pop-culture references, some now lost to the mists of time, and a satire on certain aspects of the comic superhero, but would probably be largely unheard of these days if it wasn’t for the fact that it is regularly mentioned for its supposed influence on a young Alan Moore and his work, particularly on Watchmen, Marvelman, and his Superman story, Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow? There’s also a suggestion that it had an influence on his proposal to DC Comics for the unpublished cross-company ‘event,’ Twilight of the Superheroes. But who’s saying these things, what are they saying, and is any of it actually true?
by Matt O’Keefe Welcome to Six In Six, where I ask comic folk six questions and get my answers in six minutes or less. Here at the 2012 New York Comic Con I’m asking creators about their experience with and opinions of Image Comics. Here’s my interview with writer/artist Mike Norton. Image clearly had a […]
by Matt O’Keefe Welcome to Six In Six, where I ask comic folk six questions and get my answers in six minutes or less. Here at NYCC 2012 I’m asking creators about their experience with and opinions of Image Comics. Here’s my interview with writer Jim McCann. Image clearly had a big year. Name one […]
By Matt O’Keefe Archaia submissions editor Rebecca Taylor moderated the panel with guests Archaia marketing manager Mel Caylo, writer of Feeding Grounds Swifty Lang, and Yehudi Mercado, the creator of Pantolones, TX. Taylor started out by going through the things every submission should have: Beat StaffThe Beat Staff is an elite group of trained ninjas.